Abstract

Optical bistability is demonstrated in a CO2 laser with an intracavity hot CO2 cell switching between regular- and sequence-band lines. The relaxation coupling between CO2 vibrational modes, which leads to cross saturation in competing gains, explains the observed results.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

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